Thermoresponsive Amphipathic Fluorescent Organic Liquid

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We herein report a thermoresponsive amphipathic fluorescent organic liquid, tetraethylene glycol (TEG) ester-substituted tetraphenylethylene (TPE), 1, as a new class of functional organic material. AIE fluorescence of 1 could be modulated by controlling the temperature. The introduction of hydrophilic PEG chains induced the formation of a uniform fluorescent colloidal supramolecular structure in H2O. This colloidal structure of 1 also showed temperature-dependent fluorescence due to its motility in the supramolecular structure and the collapse/precipitation of the colloid of 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9593-9598
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 3


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